Orville Peck’s new single Summertime is here.
Brooding and full of melancholy, the track is the queer country singer’s first taste of his follow-up to last year’s acclaimed album Pony, and his first single since signing with Columbia Records.
“I wrote this song a long time ago and to me, Summertime has a few different meanings. Summertime can be a season, a person, or a memory of a happier time that can be difficult to visit,” explained Orville.
“We also wanted the video to focus around the idea of how we treat nature. Ultimately this is a song about biding your time and staying hopeful—even if it means missing something or someone.”
The Drew Kirsch-directed music video follows a leather-clad Orville as he wanders an open green space in solitude, before becoming ensnared by vines and ultimately stripping away his facade to reveal a bright floral suit and pink-fringed mask.
Watch the video for Summertime here or below.